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Mirror Mirror on the Wall … where’s the greatest panto of them all! It has to be Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Assembly Hall Theatre, of course!

 

Following last year’s record breaking pantomime, we are delighted to be bringing Snow White to the Assembly Hall Theatre stage for what promises to be our biggest production yet.

 

UK Productions and the Assembly Hall Theatre proudly present ‘SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS’ at the Assembly Hall Theatre from Friday 9 December ’16 to Mon 2 Jan ’17.

 

The legendary SU POLLARD famous for playing the loveable Maplin’s chalet maid, Peggy Ollerenshaw in He De Hi, will headline the Assembly Hall Theatre’s Christmas 2016 pantomime as the Wicked Queen.  One of the nation’s favourite entertainers, Su is known for her roles as Ivy Teasdale, the rather naive maid, the daughter of Alf  in You Rang M’Lord? and as the scatter-brained ticket clerk Ethel in Oh, Doctor Beeching! A veteran pantomime performer, she has also appeared in numerous pantomimes and more recently, in various TV shows such as Benidorm and Loose Women as well as on stage in numerous productions including Menopause the Musical and Romeo and Juliet.

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Joining Su as the court jester Muddles will be JAMIE RICKERS.  A familiar face on CiTV and Nickelodeon, with hosting Toonattik and Jamie and Anna’s U-Pick Summer, Jamie wowed Tunbridge Wells’s audiences last year as Buttons in Cinderella.

Everyone loves Snow White and there couldn’t be a more beautiful Snow White than MILLIE BOOTH. She has enjoyed several pantomime seasons as Princess, including Cinderella, Aladdin and Jack and the Beanstalk.  Millie has played a variety of roles, including Josephine in HMS Pinafore and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas as well as concert performances including “A Tribute to Dora Bryan” at the Haymarket Theatre, London and a concert version of West Side Story at the Sheldonian Theatre, alongside Scottish tenor Nicky Spence with the Oxford Philomusica Orchestra.

 

West End theatre and feature film actor CHRIS WARNER DRAKE is the handsome prince.  Trained at Arts Educational Schools London, Chris’s theatre credits include: Mamma Mia (2005), Chicago (2006)Priscilla Queen of The Desert (2010), Starlight Express (2013), Broadway and Beyond (2014) and Hairspray (2014). His film credits include: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Jack the Giant Slayer (2011).

 

A seasoned performer with a wealth of experience in theatre and cabaret, Panto dame extraordinaire, JAMIE STEEN, plays the hilarious Nursie, whilst completing the line up is a cast of seven dwarfs including DARREN HORAN and ALI MAWJI creating more madness and mayhem as they try to keep Snow White safe from the evil clutches of The Wicked Queen.

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MARTIN DODD, Director of UK Productions says: “We have a cast led by the irrepressible bundle of energy and talent that is the legendary Su Pollard, the return of comic and TV Presenter Jamie Rickers who had audiences in stitches last year as Buttons, a beautiful Snow White (Millie Booth) and a gorgeous Prince (Chris Warner Drake), one of the country’s leading Dames (Jamie Steen) and of course seven real Dwarfs. Add to that new sets and sparkling costumes and audiences are in for a real treat.”

 

Theatre Director of the Assembly Hall Theatre JOHN-JACKSON (JJ) ALMOND says: “Panto season is one of my favourite times of the year, and this will be my first season as Director of Assembly Hall Theatre, so I am looking forward to meeting many of our local families both at the theatre and at the ice rink as we enjoy the festive season together!”

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is proudly supported by KM Group and kmfm.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri 9 Dec ’16 to Mon 2 Jan ’17
www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk  Box office 01892 530613   www.facebook.com/AssemblyHallTheatre    Twitter @ahttw

Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink  Fri18 Nov ’16 to Mon 2 Jan ’17
www.tunbridgewellsatchristmas.com Ticket office  01892 554645 Twitter @RTW_Xmas

 

Press enquiries or to request images contact Basia Wilson on 01892 554444 e-mail Basia.Wilson@tunbridgewells.gov.uk

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.